Wilderness Living Skills and Nature Awareness

Our classes and workshops are experiential and teach true sustainability… how to live with nature in a way that benefits us and our environment. This creates a natural balance in our lives.  Some of the foundational skills include: fire making, natural cordage, animal tracking, wilderness living skills, wildcrafting, wild edibles and more! We will have time to explore, learn, play and gain new perspective for seeing the world in a changing time.

Programs vary depending upon season, age and interest:

Contact Us for details and scheduling, 413-340-1161.

We offer internships/apprenticeships for people interested in working in the wilderness field. Our Programs are usually held in the Hilltowns and Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, but we will travel for some Custom Programs.

Although students of Earthwork Programs can become (or already are) naturalists, trackers, and primitive skills experts, we also create …powerful, centered, self-motivated young adults, able to think critically for themselves, with the confidence and inspiration to dream a vivid dream of their own future, and the skills and enthusiasm to pursue that vision. – excerpt from Wilderness Awareness School, with which Earthwork Programs is affiliated.

“My son is noticing things, developing an awareness outdoors. It gives him a knowledge base to work from, whether looking at tracks, birds, or plants and their uses. He’s acquiring a foundation to build on.”
J. O’Connor, mother